133 killed in twin Pak bombings

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - - FRONT PAGE -

IS­LAM­ABAD: At least 133 peo­ple, in­clud­ing a po­lit­i­cal leader, were killed and nearly 300 more in­jured in two sep­a­rate bombings tar­get­ing po­lit­i­cal ral­lies in Pak­istan on Fri­day, rais­ing se­cu­rity fears ahead of the gen­eral elec­tions on July 25.

A sui­cide bomber det­o­nated in the mid­dle of a gath­er­ing of the Balochis­tan Awami Party in Mas­tung town, close to the pro­vin­cial cap­i­tal of Quetta, killing 128 peo­ple, in­clud­ing party leader Si­raj Raisani, and wound­ing 270 more. The Is­lamic State claimed re­spon­si­bil­ity for the at­tack. The at­tack in Mas­tung came hours af­ter five peo­ple were killed and 39 in­jured when a bomb hid­den in a mo­tor­cy­cle went off near a rally by Mut­tahida Ma­jlis-e-amal can­di­date Akram Khan Dur­rani at Bannu in north­west­ern Khy­berpak­tunkhwa prov­ince.

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